Advocacy and Activism in Medicine with Dr Simon Judkins: making positive impact on the social, political and environmental climate in Healthcare.
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In the penultimate episode of Season 1, I am honoured and delighted to speak with Dr Simon Judkins.  Dr Judkins is an Emergency Physician based in Victoria,  Australia.  He is a highly regarded and well known member of the Emergency Medicine community, as a recent past President of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, and for his extensive involvement with ACEM and the AMA throughout his career to date.  He is most recognised for his important advocacy work in areas including the management of mental health  in the ED;  access and equity in healthcare for indigenous populations, asylum seeker and other marginalised groups; and more recently the impacts of climate change  on health and healthcare systems.  Simon wears multiple hats as clinician, leader, mentor, teacher, author, husband and father and in this conversation we gain a unique glimpse into the mindset, motivation and drive of this exceptional Physician.   We discuss the definitions of advocacy and navigating the spectrum between advocate and activist to make positive impact.  Dr Judkins encourages us to "Get Involved, Be Brave" At the end of this most challenging year when most of us are exhausted and struggling to maintain momentum I left our conversation with hope and resolve and I know you will too.

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Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional. Moreover views expressed here are our own and do not  necessarily reflect those of  our employers or other official organisations.


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